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William H. Tranter

WILLIAM H. TRANTER is Bradley Professor of Communications and Associate Director of the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group at Virginia Tech. He has authored or co-authored many technical papers and two widely used textbooks: Principles of Communications: Systems, Modeling, and Noise, Fifth Edition and Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete, Fourth Edition. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and currently serves as Vice President - Technical Activities of the IEEE Communications Society.

K. SAM SHANMUGAN is Southwestern Bell Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and author or co-author of over 100 publications and three books: Digital and Analog Communication Systems, Random Signals and Noise, and Simulation of Communication Systems, Second Edition.

THEODORE S. RAPPAPORT, Series Editor for Prentice Hall's Communications Engineering & Emerging Technologies Series, founded Virginia Polytechnic University's Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group and is Chairman of Wireless Valley Communications. He authored the widely used textbook Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition. He holds the James S. Tucker Professorship at Virginia Tech.

KURT L. KOSBAR is Assistant Chair for Laboratories and Equipment, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, Rolla.